House Passes Bill to Provide the Quileute Tribe with Higher Ground

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that provides the Quileute Tribe an additional 785 acres of land, including land currently part of the Olympic National Park. Presumably the two key purposes of the bill are to (1) help get the Tribe out of tsunami and flood zones (most if not all of the Tribe’s current land is low-lying coastal land), and (2) secure a waiver from the Tribe regarding some long standing land claims the Tribe has.

Local news story here.

Legislation here.